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Ms. Nichols from Fort Worth TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy: Learning Through Earning

Help me give my students pop-its, squishies, small action figures, and other trinkets they need to continue our classroom economy where they are learning the attributes of coins, making change and the importance of saving.

  • $349 goal

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My Students

My math resource classroom consists of between 15 and 25 students between kindergarten and fifth grade. My students have a variety of intellectual and developmental delays, cognitive disabilities, speech, hearing, and visual impairments, behavioral deficits, social and emotional issues, and varying levels of anxiety and sensory issues.

My students work very hard and require many modifications and accommodations to allow them to be successful at school.

They need extra time, many opportunities for re-teaching, and for material to be presented in a variety of ways to allow them to process and retain the information. They have to put in the extra effort, but it is amazing to watch them make growth in their learning. My classroom provides an environment that allows all children of all abilities to learn and grow.

We are a Title I school, where the staff is dedicated to the continuing academic success and the social and emotional growth of all students. Our school challenges its students to be respectful, responsible, and kind. Our Gators are amazing! Thank you for supporting them!

My Project

We are working on financial literacy!

The growth I have seen in my special education students since starting this project is amazing!

Students that have struggled with basic concepts of money are showing success with identifying coin names, values and counting small collections of coins.

Each day students earn coins for good behavior, working hard and helping others. On Friday we add up our coins and trade them for other coins and dollars. Then they decide what they are going to spend in our class store, what they want to save for.

I purchased the materials needed to get the project started but I need more items to continue the rest of the year. I need a wide range of items that include items that motivate them to save. I also want to prove them each with their own bank to keep their coins in. We currently just use small boxes and they are not holding up.

I knew financially this project would be difficult for me to maintain but the outcomes I am seeing makes all the money I spend on it and the time spent getting donations from generous donors to help maintain it worth it!

My student's faces light up when they see new options in our store. They work harder and can't wait to start planning their budgets to purchase the new items

Please help me get the items I need to sustain this amazing project for them!

Ms. Nichols
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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ULTIMATE Assorted Classic Candy Mix! Mega Variety! FRESH & DELICIOUS! Individually Wrapped, Bulk, Great Back To School Assortment! Perfect for Halloween, Parties, Parades & Piñatas! (4 Pounds) • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Pop Ups! Spiderman Lollipop Candy Holder Bulk Set of 12 Cool Spiderman Toy Party Favors for Gifts, Goodie Bags, Pinata, Décor, Game Prizes, Superhero Marvel Avengers Endgame Birthday Decorations • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
5 Surprise Unicorn Squad Series 2 Mystery Collectible Capsule by ZURU (2 Pack PVC Tube), Purple • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Jada Toys Minecraft Dungeons Nano Metalfigs 1.65" Die-cast Collectible Figures 20-Pack Wave 4, Toys for Kids and Adults Silver • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
WQFXYZ Simple Fidget Toys Stress Relief Hand Toys, Mini Pop Push it Fidget Toy Keychain for Kids Adults, Mini Pop Push it Bubble Fidget Sensory Toys Office Desk Toy • Amazon Business $19.85 1 $19.85
Joyjoz 24 Packs Galaxy Slime, Party Favor for Kids Girls & Boys, Adults, Non Sticky, Stress & Anxiety Relief, Wet, Super Soft Sludge Toy • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
POKONBOY Jumbo Squishies Slow Rising, 8 Pack Animal Squishy Toys Cream Scented Squishies Pack Stress Relief Super Soft Squeeze Kawaii Cute Squishy Slow Rising for Kids • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Tech Deck, DLX Pro 10-Pack of Collectible Fingerboards, For Skate Lovers Age 6 and up • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
POKONBOY Jumbo Squishy Toy Squishies Dog 5 Pack Kawaii Cream Scented Squishies Party Supplies Toys Stress Reliever Toys for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
LEGO Minecraft The Trading Post 21167 Collectible Action-Figure Playset with Minecraft’s Steve and Skeleton Toys, New 2021 (201 Pieces) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
LEGO Creator 3in1 Fire Dragon 31102 Building Kit, Cool Buildable Toy for Kids (234 Pieces) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LEGO Friends Heartlake City Park Café 41426 Building Toy, Outdoor Café Set Inspires Role Play and Includes 2 Buildable Mini-Doll Figures, Great Gift for Kids Who Love Food Play, New 2020 (224 Pieces) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Superhero Mini Action Figures Sets for Kids, Cupcake Figurines for Birthday Party, Party Favors Set, Super Hero Theme Party Supplies(B-26 PCS) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
MagicBalls Squishy Toys Jumbo Slow Rising Super Soft with Scented to Kids for Venting and Relaxing (Spider Man) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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